The ax has fallen on a cable drama series, with the news surfacing today that tonight’s season three finale of FX’s “Tyrant” will be the show’s final installment.
“For three thrilling seasons, ‘Tyrant’ followed the intrigue and exploits of an American family drawn into the inner workings of a turbulent Middle East nation,” FX said in its announcement, adding that tonight’s episode, “Two Graves,” will be the series finale.
Said John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions: “It’s very difficult to find common ground with other people whose stories we do not know or understand. The creators of ‘Tyrant’ have done their utmost over three seasons to tell American audiences a tiny fraction of the many gripping, human stories coursing through the Middle East today. We want to thank Howard Gordon, Chris Keyser and their talented team of collaborators, including all the writers, directors, cast and crew, as well as our studio partners at Fox 21 Television Studios, for taking on ‘Tyrant’s’ tremendously ambitious story with such profound dedication and respect.”
The network says of tonight’s finale, which airs at 10 p.m.: “Barry and Molly are on the brink of waging war on the Caliphate. Leila makes a bold political move and braves the possibility of a close betrayal. Barry and Daliyah face a final reckoning in their relationship. The conflict in Abuddin threatens to turn into a bloody civil war. Written by Christopher Keyser & Howard Gordon; directed by Gwyneth Horder-Payton.”
The series is executive produced by Howard Gordon, Chris Keyser, Gideon Raff and Avi Nir, and stars Adam Rayner, Jennifer Finnigan, Moran Atias, Ashraf Barhom, Noah Silver, Alexander Karim, Cameron Gharaee, Melia Kreiling and Chris Noth. “Tyrant” is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.